I wondered if anyone could guide me as to my comsumer rights.
On monday I took delivery of a brand new Stiga 740pwx. After only four hours use problems developed. Firstly, the hydraulic oil expanded right up to the filler cap and started to leak through the pin hole breather in the cap. At the same time the power steering became very notchy. I took it back to the dealer and they spoke to Stiga. It was thought that the hydraulic oil level was too high to start with and therefore not allowing enough heat exspansion space in the tank. Some oil was removed, lowereing the oild to the 'cold' level to where it should have been in the first place. All seemed well at the dealers. The following day after ten minutes mowing, the power steering became notchy again. The oil level this time was okay, no problems.Stiga have said they are sending a new power steering pump to be fitted by the dealer inclusing a complete hydraulic oil change.Stiga think it is a faulty oil return valve in the power steering pump.
The point is, I am worried about possible ongoing problems and would prefer to reject the machine under the faulty goods act. Can I do this? If so can I insist that this happens? Any tecnical advice either mechanical or legal would be much appreciated.